By Terry Stroud, SBTDC/PTAC Counselor at Fayetteville State University
Advanced Computer Learning Company, LLC is a SDVOSB, 8(a) BD Program Company based in Fayetteville, NC. They are an industry leader implementing state-of-the-art solutions for instructor-led, e-Learning, m-Learning, and blended learning curricula. ACLC delivers a comprehensive menu of training solutions and services based on proven training and educational expertise. NC PTAC has worked with ACLC providing contracting assistance since 2/4/13.
Since being awarded their first 8(a) set aside contract, ACLC has recently advised me that, “our growth the last 18 months has been explosive.” This explosive growth has presented many challenges that successful 8(a) program participants must overcome. The challenges faced by many successful 8(a) companies such as ACLC include HR issues due to additional personnel needs, access to capital, and more. Throughout the process, PTAC has provided the client assistance in overcoming these challenges and their success continues to grow. Evident of this progression of capabilities is their recent award of a free and open competition contract, which indicates just how far they have progressed since their first 8(a) set aside award. Over the past 18 months, ACLC is, and have been, successfully performing on contracts with various government entities including FORSCOM Personal Recovery Support Services, NRC Instructional Support Services, DOE/PNNL, ATF Instructional Support Services, JSOMTC Medical Instructors, HCaTS SB, and CWASS.
It has been my pleasure to work with ACLC throughout this process, and their recent email to me makes the effort worthwhile. In their email to me, ACLC advised:
“The PTAC has provided continual support to ACLC as we have grown and developed as an organization. In additional to providing a good sounding block for ideas and concerns, the NC PTAC has assisted with providing business assessment resources, references to Subject Matter Experts, and guidance on contracting practices and concerns. They have supported our efforts to grow in different markets and have been active in facilitating introductions for business to business contacts and teaming. We value the services they provide and feel that, if we have need, they will support us to the fullest extent of their abilities.”
Our efforts to provide relevant and timely PTAC assistance are having an effect, and I fully expect ACLC’s success to continue well beyond their remaining years in the 8(a) BD Program.
For more information on Advanced Computer Learning Company, visit www.goaclc.com.